DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 8

April 25th, 2018

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Friday, June 8 at the Cellairis Amphitheater at Lakewood in Atlanta GA.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

David Gans DROP THE BONE – CD and bonus disc

April 22nd, 2018

“As one of our leading authorities on the Grateful Dead, David Gans has long enlightened us on the history of that band. And in his own music, it’s mightily clear he’s taken valuable lessons from them: a love of improv, a deep respect for American vernacular music from folk to jazz, a loose-limbed joy in making music, and damn good taste in covers. Drop the Bone will move you, brightly.”

– David Browne, contributing editor, Rolling Stone


Drop the Bone




Drop the Bone is David Gans‘s new studio album of songs and improvisations, featuring Holly Bowling, Bob Bralove, J Raoul Brody, Jordan Feinstein, Terry Haggerty, Neil Hampton, John Hanes, Joe Kyle Jr., Robin Sylvester, Rubber Souldiers, Eric & Suzy Thompson, and other musicians.

Life Is a Jam
Be Like Earl
Summer By the Bay
River and Drown
Pleased to Meet You, part 2
Your Movie
That Strain We like
Box of Rain
Pancho and Lefty
Quarter to Five (for Tina Loney)
Here Comes the Sun

Drop the Bone is also available on bandcamp and nugs.net

Also available: the Drop the Bone Bonus Disc:

Summer By the Bay (radio edit)
Life Is a Jam (radio edit)
Pancho and Lefty (radio edit)
Be Like Earl (2015 studio demo)
Pleased to Meet You, part 1
Life Is a Jam (alternate take, with jam)
Summer By the Bay (alternate take, with jam)

Download the bonus disc from bandcamp


Drop the Bone




Grateful Dead Hour no. 1544

April 22nd, 2018

Week of April 23, 2018

Part 1 35:11
Grateful Dead 6/12/80 Portland Coliseum
SPACE->
NOT FADE AWAY->
BLACK PETER->
AROUND AND AROUND->
GOOD LOVIN’

Part 2 20:39
Grateful Dead 6/12/80 Portland Coliseum
JOHNNY B GOODE
Dead & Company 2/27/18 Amway Center, Orlando FL
ALTHEA

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Complete details and ticketing at www-dot-deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour all through June and July.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. The Fab Faux celebrates The 50th Anniversary of The Beatles “White Album” at The Cap on Saturday, May 5. This is way more than a cover band. Garcia’s hosts Grateful Dead night every Wednesday. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 6

April 20th, 2018

Winners for June 6 are Clay and Alison.

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Wednesday, June 6 at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

Review of “Drop the Bone”

April 19th, 2018

Alan Sheckter reviews Drop the Bone in the Chico News & Review. Read it here!

Interview transcripts on Medium

April 16th, 2018

I am going to post a bunch of interview transcripts on medium.com – first up are Ozzy Osbourne (January 1982), Tom Petty (November 1981), and Joe Walsh (June 1981). More to come!

DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 4

April 16th, 2018

The winners for June 4 are Jane and Andy!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Monday, June 4 at the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1543

April 15th, 2018

Week of April 16, 2018

Part 1 28:13
Grateful Dead 6/12/80 Portland Coliseum
DRUMS->
SCARLET BEGONIAS->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Part 2 26:38
Grateful Dead 6/12/80 Portland Coliseum
ESTIMATED PROPHET->
DRUMS

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Northstar Ceramics, announcing Jerry Garcia – the Excelsior Collection, a new line of custom designed fine dinnerware and accessories featuring the original artwork of Jerry Garcia. You can see them at jerryathome.com

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com.

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Southern rock jamband legends Gov’t Mule bring their powerful performance to The Cap on April 27th and 28th. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s, featuring Westchester’s premier Grateful Dead tribute bands. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

DeadCo/GD Hour ticket giveaway: June 2

April 13th, 2018

Winners for June 2 are Tom and Tim!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Saturday, June 2 at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1542

April 8th, 2018

Week of April 9, 2018

Part 1 25:17
Rev. Gary Davis, The Avant Garde Recordings (Omnivore)
SAMSON AND DELILAH
David Gans, Drop the Bone (Perfectible)
BOX OF RAIN
Stephen Inglis, Cut the Dead Some Slack (Rhythm & Roots)
DAYS BETWEEN

Part 2 29:39
Grateful Dead 6/12/80 Portland Coliseum
ALTHEA->
LOST SAILOR->
SAINT OF CIRCUMSTANCE->
DEAL

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week by:

Northstar Ceramics, announcing Jerry Garcia – the Excelsior Collection, a new line of custom designed fine dinnerware and accessories featuring the original artwork of Jerry Garcia. You can see them at jerryathome.com

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Legendary rock torchbearers, Gov’t Mule, play The Cap on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. Don’t miss DeadCenter at Garcia’s, where every Wednesday night features Grateful Dead tribute bands. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

DeadCo/GD Hour summer tour ticket giveaway: June 1

April 6th, 2018

Winners for June 1 are Sierra and Nicole!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

Next show is Friday, June 1 at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name, address, and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway. I have the tickets, and will mail them out well in advance of the show.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

And PLEASE NOTE: We’re doing one show at a time, in chronological order. Entries for other shows will be discarded.

DG solo and with the China Cats 3/3/18

April 4th, 2018

Rich Selleseth recorded this show at Eve’s Waterfront in Oakland. Listen and/or download here.

Black-Throated Wind
Box of Rain
Save Us From the Saved->
Terrapin Station->
Cassidy’s Cat
Summer By the Bay*
River and Drown*
Life Is a Jam*

* with members of China Cats: Matt Hartle – guitar, Roger Sideman – bass, Michael Owens – drums & special guest Scott Guberman – keys

Big thanks to Raoul for house sound and Justin Kolls for the great venue.

DeadCo/GD Hour summer tour ticket giveaway: May 30

April 3rd, 2018

Winners of the May 30 tickets are BRADY and JENNY. Enjoy!

Dead & Company summer tour ticket giveaway!

I’ve got two pairs for each show on the upcoming tour. We’re gonna offer them one show at a time. Note: this is admission only. Just a pair of tickets. You have to get yourself to the show and all that.

First show is Wednesday, May 30 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield MA.

Send email to deadco@well.com with the show date in the Subject line and your name and phone number in the body of the message. We’ll pick our winners at random in a couple of days, and then I’ll announce the next giveaway.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. Posting a reply here on the blog does not get you entered in the contest.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1541

April 1st, 2018

Week of April 2, 2018

Part 1 17:49
Grateful Dead 5/26/73 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco
MISSISSIPPI HALFSTEP
ME AND MY UNCLE

Roots of Creation, Grateful Dub (Bombshelter Records)
CASEY JONES

Part 2 37:41
Grateful Dead 6/12/80 Portland Coliseum
ALABAMA GETAWAY->
PROMISED LAND
FENNARIO->
EL PASO
BROWN-EYED WOMEN
CASSIDY
FAR FROM ME

I was on the road when I produced program #1539, and I accidentally omitted the first two songs of set 3 of 5/26/73. An astute listener brought this to my attention, so this week’s show opens with the two missing songs. Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from May 30 through July 14. Complete details and ticketing at deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour all through June and July.

Northstar Ceramics, announcing Jerry Garcia – the Excelsior Collection, a new line of custom designed fine dinnerware and accessories featuring the original artwork of Jerry Garcia. You can see them at jerryathome.com


The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Best buds, the one and only comedy icons Cheech & Chong play two shows at The Cap on Friday, April 20. The early show is at 5:30PM and the late show is at 9:00PM. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

DG interview w/ Abe Perlstein 3/27/18

March 28th, 2018

The March 27th, 2018 edition of Tuesday Lunch With Abe Perlstein, broadcasting Tuesdays, 12:00-4:20pm PST over 97.3 & 107.9 The Rock, Central Coast Community Radio, Morro Bay, California; streaming live at CentralCoastRadio.org.

Listen to part 1

Listen to part 2